Problem with Rust environment

Hi,

I have previously installed a rustup installation and it worked. Then some time has passed where I haven't used it and now that I need it again, it isn't working for me.

I have tried to reinstall rustup, but it doesn't fix the problem.

I have read others having the same problem and that it was linked to the fact that they had Avast antivirus installed and removing it fixed the problem.
I don't have Avast installed, but had for a brief period, which could be the cause - I can't make it work now though regardless of Avast not being installed.

The line I get when I try "cargo --help" from VS Code terminal is this:

error: the 'cargo.exe' binary, normally provided by the 'cargo' component, is not applicable to the 'stable-x86_64-pc-windows-gnu' toolchain

Anyone has ideas as to what I can try to fix this problem?

It's odd that rustup reinstall did not help. Have you tried rustup update and rustup default stable too?

There should be .rustup/toolchains/stable-x86_64-pc-windows-gnu/bin/ directory in your home directory (at least that's how it works on unix platforms) with actual cargo executable.

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That might have fixed the problem, at least now cargo --help produces what I would expect.
This looks right, does't it?

rustup update
info: syncing channel updates for 'stable-x86_64-pc-windows-gnu'
info: syncing channel updates for 'stable-x86_64-pc-windows-msvc'
info: latest update on 2022-08-11, rust version 1.63.0 (4b91a6ea7 2022-08-08)
info: downloading component 'rust-std' for 'wasm32-unknown-unknown'
 16.4 MiB /  16.4 MiB (100 %)   6.8 MiB/s in  2s ETA:  0s
info: downloading component 'rls'
info: downloading component 'rust-src'
info: downloading component 'rust-analysis'
info: downloading component 'cargo'
info: downloading component 'clippy'
info: downloading component 'rust-docs'
 18.3 MiB /  18.3 MiB (100 %)   6.6 MiB/s in  2s ETA:  0s
info: downloading component 'rust-std'
 24.0 MiB /  24.0 MiB (100 %)   6.8 MiB/s in  3s ETA:  0s
info: downloading component 'rustc'
 54.9 MiB /  54.9 MiB (100 %)   6.5 MiB/s in  8s ETA:  0s
info: downloading component 'rustfmt'
info: removing previous version of component 'rust-std' for 'wasm32-unknown-unknown'
info: removing previous version of component 'rls'
info: removing previous version of component 'rust-src'
info: removing previous version of component 'rust-analysis'
info: removing previous version of component 'cargo'
info: removing previous version of component 'clippy'
info: removing previous version of component 'rust-docs'
info: removing previous version of component 'rust-std'
info: removing previous version of component 'rustc'
info: removing previous version of component 'rustfmt'
info: installing component 'rust-std' for 'wasm32-unknown-unknown'
 16.4 MiB /  16.4 MiB (100 %)  10.6 MiB/s in  6s ETA:  0s
info: installing component 'rls'
info: installing component 'rust-src'
info: installing component 'rust-analysis'
info: installing component 'clippy'
info: installing component 'rust-docs'
 18.3 MiB /  18.3 MiB (100 %)   2.1 MiB/s in 10s ETA:  0s
info: installing component 'rust-std'
 24.0 MiB /  24.0 MiB (100 %)  10.6 MiB/s in  2s ETA:  0s
 54.9 MiB /  54.9 MiB (100 %)  11.8 MiB/s in  4s ETA:  0s
info: installing component 'rustfmt'
info: checking for self-updates

  stable-x86_64-pc-windows-gnu unchanged - rustc 1.63.0 (4b91a6ea7 2022-08-08)
   stable-x86_64-pc-windows-msvc updated - rustc 1.63.0 (4b91a6ea7 2022-08-08) (from rustc 1.54.0 (a178d0322 2021-07-26))

info: cleaning up downloads & tmp directories
rustup default stable
info: using existing install for 'stable-x86_64-pc-windows-msvc'
info: default toolchain set to 'stable-x86_64-pc-windows-msvc'

  stable-x86_64-pc-windows-msvc unchanged - rustc 1.63.0 (4b91a6ea7 2022-08-08)
cargo --help
Rust's package manager

USAGE:
    cargo [+toolchain] [OPTIONS] [SUBCOMMAND]

OPTIONS:
    -V, --version               Print version info and exit
        --list                  List installed commands
        --explain <CODE>        Run `rustc --explain CODE`
    -v, --verbose               Use verbose output (-vv very verbose/build.rs output)
    -q, --quiet                 Do not print cargo log messages
        --color <WHEN>          Coloring: auto, always, never
        --frozen                Require Cargo.lock and cache are up to date
        --locked                Require Cargo.lock is up to date
        --offline               Run without accessing the network
        --config <KEY=VALUE>    Override a configuration value
    -Z <FLAG>                   Unstable (nightly-only) flags to Cargo, see 'cargo -Z help' for
                                details
    -h, --help                  Print help information

Some common cargo commands are (see all commands with --list):
    build, b    Compile the current package
    check, c    Analyze the current package and report errors, but don't build object files
    clean       Remove the target directory
    doc, d      Build this package's and its dependencies' documentation
    new         Create a new cargo package
    init        Create a new cargo package in an existing directory
    add         Add dependencies to a manifest file
    run, r      Run a binary or example of the local package
    test, t     Run the tests
    bench       Run the benchmarks
    update      Update dependencies listed in Cargo.lock
    search      Search registry for crates
    publish     Package and upload this package to the registry
    install     Install a Rust binary. Default location is $HOME/.cargo/bin
    uninstall   Uninstall a Rust binary

See 'cargo help <command>' for more information on a specific command.
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